Eman, better known as Mrs. B, has spent her 30-year career as a cosmetology instructor learning just what makes a salon work: quality products and quality education. After taking the reigns of Be⋅You⋅tiful Salon⋅Spa⋅Supply in 2012, Eman stocked its shelves with products from Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, and Nioxin, and made sure her staff received ongoing training from the likes of TIGI and Wella. Within the kid-friendly space, the team takes a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, whether they are straightening hair with formaldehyde-free products, clearing out pores with European facials, or painting nutritional advice onto nails using chip-resistant Shellac polish.
A table of manicure stations sits directly opposite the row of padded pedicure chairs at Simply Nails by Lisa, establishing the salon’s almost singular commitment to reinvigorating spa services for the hands and feet. In addition to trimming nails and applying vibrant coats of polish, the staff members also pamper their clients with treatments such as towel wraps, hot-lotion massages, and exfoliating sea-salt scrubs. As the nail techs gussy up digits, the salon’s aestheticians cater to a variety of cosmetic concerns with facials designed to smoothen skin and waxing treatments that leave chosen body areas as hairless as a sasquatch who lost a bet.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics?and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them?they daub their clients? fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
The aestheticians at Young Image Spa rejuvenate skin with a menu that includes facials, peels, waxing, and nail services. Vitamin C facials tackle lackluster cells loitering on the skin's surface, and peels and microdermabrasion treatments go even deeper to even out wrinkles and age spots. Young Image Spa's staff also tend to appendages with mani-pedis that employ products from OPI, CND, and Gelish, ideal for digits prone to inciting thumb wars.
Lime and mint walls accentuate white paper lanterns hanging in Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa, where a team of aestheticians and manicurists flutter about, sprucing up the digits and countenances of clients. Manicures and pedicures cascade across a menu of services, boasting a long-lasting Shellac mani that shrouds nails in bright CND polish alongside a paraffin wax treatment that leaves hands as smooth as a jazz quartet in a roller-skating competition. A hydropeptide facial imbues parched fa?ades with natural antioxidants, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with synthetic lashes that boost flirtatious flutter for up to eight weeks. To lengthen locks, highlight dull coifs, or redesign head topiary, Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa's stylist will wield her skills and an overturned stool at wild manes.
At Strictly French Nail Salon, owner Carina Campo leads a team of skilled nail techs who beautify clients’ finger and toe tips with decorative techniques such as glitter tips, pink and white acrylics, and a multitude of designs. Carina spearheaded the innovation of replacing white polished tips with white acrylic powder, which improves upon white polish by refusing to turn yellow or wear away. The salon’s more than 200 colors of glitter tips render nails as sparkly as a disco ball under the bright lights of police questioning, while shellac polish strengthens keratin with a gel-like finish that lasts for up to three weeks. Strictly French also houses Salon Rouge, a hair and skin outpost with a full menu of styling services.